This thread is for discussion of this week's Limited Information, which goes live Tuesday morning on magicthegathering.com.
The truly ridiculous thing is that people really *believe* they are getting an extra card by choosing to draw instead of play. They are not. Some of this can be attributed to the faulty logic which makes it appear as if you get an extra card on the draw, but most of it is just lemmings blindly following someone who managed to be successful despite misplaying.
@xJudicatorxWhoever draws will be up a card on his turn, and even on his opponent's; he will be down a land drop on his opponent's turn, and even on land drops on his ownWhoever plays will be even on his turn, and down a card on his opponent's; he will be even on land drops on his opponent's turn, but up a land drop on his ownbasically whoever gets to play first gets to play his early stuff half a turn before his opponent (because land drops are the limiting factor)whoever gets to draw first gets to play his late stuff half a turn before his opponent (because he draws them half a turn sooner)As far as deciding which of these is the more powerful effect, I think I will take the pros' opinions over yours. Sorry
As far as deciding which of these is the more powerful effect, I think I will take the pros' opinions over yours. Sorry
The thing that bugs me about explanations like Juza's is that saying "I want to play first if I'm aggressive and draw first if I'm controlling" ignores the opponent's deck.
This isn't related to the article, but in Steve's coverage of the Greg Jolin vs. Sam Friedman Quarterfinals, he says this:"The stolen Tangle Angler died as a result of Grafted Exoskeleton becoming unattached from it..."Don't they have judges watching these matches? Poor Greg Jolin. The controller of the Grafted Exoskeleton has to sacrifice the "unattached" permanent. Since Sam didn't control the Tangle Angler, he couldn't sacrifice it. Greg certainly didn't have to sacrifice it. Did it really happen that way?